UN President reveals plans for Nigeria

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The President of the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has assured the Nigerian Government of the UN’s commitment to eradicate insecurity and poverty in the country.

He gave the assurance during a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, recently in Abuja.

He assured that he will not fail the country in his capacity as president of the 74th UNGA.

Muhammad-Bande said the UN will help Nigeria in eliminating hunger and ensuring peace and security, including quality education.

He said: “Our mandates are very clear as stated. Poverty eradiation must be key, so is peace and security, so will be education, so will be inclusion.

“And these are already agreed goals, but they take particular urgency in Africa and in the global turf, but they are also important for the global community.

“We have already a road map and we have made all the key appointments to help in key negotiations that are necessary to have the system operate.”

Speaking further, Muhammad-Bande noted that the UN system assisted Nigeria in dealing with the regional problem of Boko Haram, even as he expressed delight over the success of the war against insurgency in the country.

In his remarks, Onyeama assured Bande of Nigeria’s support.

“Your vision is one that this country and this governments identifies with and it also correspond to our priorities as a government,” he added.

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